Left, up, down, right ... GROUP!
By Tim Dexter-Oracle on May 02, 2007
The majority of reports I see are laid out as what is termed 'group above', the break groups appear above the detail data thus.
Another not so common layout is to see break groups grouped to the left thus:
You could even do group below
or group right
OK, so maybe the last two are not so common or useful for that matter.
The template builder can help you with the first two options. For the group left its default output is not so nice:
We're working on resolving that but for now a little copy and paste and editing can resolve that and make the output much better.
To get the first two from the template builder it merely a matter of choosing group left or above in the table wizard or if you are using the Table/Form dialog then just set your parent nodes in the properties box to "Table" for group above you use "Free Form"
and you're done, get a sample of everything here. The group left is mostly overlooked but it gives you a nice layout, once cleaned up and you can of course have multiple break levels.